They've been classified as post-dubstep and downtempo, but London, England's Stubborn Heart -- Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald -- describe themselves as electronic soul.
When they teamed up in 2010, Santucci already had a lengthy discography as a solo artist and collaborator; he recorded for the Cooltempo label during the early '90s and appeared on albums by As One
(1997's Planetary Folklore, featuring an incredible turn on "Away from All of This"), Leila
, and Edwyn Collins
. In 2011, he and Fitzgerald debuted as Stubborn Heart with "Need Someone," a white-label 12". A year later, after signing to One Little Indian
, the duo released a self-titled album supported by BBC 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson
. In 2013, Stubborn Heart's eponymous debut was released in the United States. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi